Profession airport maintenance technician

Airport maintenance technicians are in charge of the maintenance of all equipment necessary for ensuring the functionality of the airport, for example, visual aids, airport electrical systems, luggage systems, security systems, pavements, drainage, and maintenance of unpaved areas.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Airport safety regulations

    Know airport safety regulations and instructions.


  • Work in an aviation team

    Work confidently in a group in general aviation services, in which each individual operates in their own area of responsibility to reach a common goal, such as a good customer interaction, air safety, and aircraft maintenance.

  • Show confidence

    Demonstrate degrees of maturity by fully understanding one's own qualities and abilities which can serve as sources of confidence in different situations.

  • Apply airport standards and regulations

    Know and apply the accepted standards and regulations for European airports. Apply knowledge to enforce airport rules, regulations, and the Airport Safety Plan.

  • Keep airport maintenance equipment in suitable condition

    Keep sweepers, mowers, and other airport maintenance equipment ready for use in order to remove contaminants from aircraft operating areas and to ensure the height of grass on unpaved areas meets regulations.

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • Carry out preventive airport maintenance

    Carry out preventive maintenance on airport equipment and facilities in order to maintain safety, regularity, and efficient operation of air traffic.

  • Perform manual work autonomously

    Show the ability to pursue basic manual tasks without the help or assistance of others, not needing supervision or guidance, and taking responsibility for one's actions.

  • Interact with airport stakeholders

    Meet government officials, environmental experts, developers, special interest groups as well as the general public, airport users, and other stakeholders, in order to assess different services, facilities, and the usability of the airport.

  • Identify airport safety hazards

    Spot threats related to security at the airport and apply procedures to counteract them in a quick, safe, and efficient way.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Follow given instructions

    Follow instructions to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

  • Report airport security incidents

    Compose comprehensive reports on airport security incidents, such as the detaining od unruly travellers, confiscation of luggage items, or damaging of airport property.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare notices to airmen for airport terminal services regulation on unpaved areas of airports visual aid systems in airports keep signs legible follow manufacturer guidelines in use of airport equipment operate various kinds of grass maintenance equipment keep airport drainage systems functional follow airport snow control plan take appropriate action to address damage to paved surfaces in airports causes of damage to paved surfaces in airports airport electrical systems maintain availability of spare parts keep markings legible ensure functionality of airport lighting systems schedule maintenance of airport electrical systems remove snow from airport operational areas apply airport lighting cleaning procedures keep airport runways clear of obstacles apply airport lighting maintenance procedures clean contaminants from airport runways handle high voltage of airport lighting